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I worked at Tesco as a contractor (Less than a year)
Lots of smart people and lots of data. Open to new ideas and constantly looking to improve their systems.
The endless restructuring. Slow to implement new technologies, partly due to lack of development staff. Not quite in London, not quite out of London.
Advice to Management
Improve the integration between the different supply chain development groups. Upgrade the infrastructure to make it easier and faster to prototype new systems.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Tesco (Cheshunt, England) in February 2016.
Application form, Online verbal, numerical and situational judgement tests, telephone interview (about 10 competency questions, make sure you have a lot of examples and look up their company values and leadership requirements) then assessment centre.
Assessment centre consisted of:
3D CV - Remember they already have your CV so this is a presentation exercise, be as creative as possible, try and show them something that your CV doesn't include, it depends on your assessor but some were very strict on time
Interview - Competency questions but also asked about your values and your hobbies outside of work and why you want to work for Tesco
Group Exercise - Get to know the other candidates as much as possible beforehand, it will greatly help your ability to work together, make sure to speak up and relax. They want to see the real you and can only assess you if you say something.
Presentation - You're given a selection of opportunities and you have to decide which one is best and how you would make the most of it then present your idea. You will have to defend your choice and there is a lot of information given so consider your reading speed in your approach as you only have half an hour to read everything and prepare for the presentation.
There was a lot of time between assessments so try and use this time to get to know the available HR people and ask any questions, they make the decision that day so try and talk to as many people as possible.